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Release: Sept. 27, 2001
UI visitor to speak about culture of gender and masculinity Oct. 1
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Valparaiso University professor David Morgan will speak
about "Absent Fathers and Women with Beards: The Visual Culture of Gender
and Masculinity in 19th and 20th Century America" at the University of
Iowa on Monday, Oct. 1. Morgan was invited by the University of Iowa School
of Religion to deliver the 2001 James C. Spalding Memorial Lecture. His presentation
will begin at 7:30 in Room 140, Schaeffer Hall.
Morgan is the Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Professor in Christianity and
the Arts at Christ College, Valparaiso University. He earned his Ph.D. in
art history at the University of Chicago and is the author of several books,
including "The Visual Culture of American Religions" and "Protestants
and Pictures: Religion, Visual Culture, and the Age of American Mass Production."
Morgan has earned numerous honors and grants and is currently conducting research
on "A History of the Religious Tract in Nineteenth-Century America"
with a National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship and Franklin Research
Grant from the American Philosophical Society.
James C. Spalding taught in the UI School of Religion for 36 years and served
as its director from 1971-1979. During his tenure he taught a wide range of
courses for undergraduates, advised more than 40 Ph.D. students and oversaw
a reorganization of the school's Board of Fellows. The James C. Spalding Memorial
Lecture was established in his honor after his death in 1996.
The UI School of Religion is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the
UI School of Religion in advance at (319) 335-3715.